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Old 12-05-2019, 10:37 PM   #3796
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many thanks pierce bro, insightful as always.

my yamaha sound bar is yas 408, Sony TV is x75f, ps4 is the 2016 slim version.

"Or your TV may have other audio output (like earphone port, RCA) that you can connect back to soundbar (may be stereo only, not surround)." yes my TV has audio out to connect back to soundbar. yet to give this a try. will update again.

my ps4 slim seems like dont have optical out?

the splitter option sounds good. will see if I can avoid going down this route.

just curious, so when the bros here game, you all just use TV output for your sound? or some special headsets you all use?

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Old 12-05-2019, 10:49 PM   #3797
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ps4 to soundbar hdmi in. soundbar hdmi out to sony tv hdmi arc (normally hdmi 1). then change audio to external device on your tv.



honestly, is there really a need to write a wall of text and make something so simple look so complicated?
thanks bro. will give this a try as well.

one more question, hdmi cables, are there a specific type I need to look out for? I just intend to get those from Amazon with arc supported

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Old 13-05-2019, 12:27 AM   #3798
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just curious, so when the bros here game, you all just use TV output for your sound? or some special headsets you all use?
For games that I don't think the audio will be impressive or imersive, or if I have already played the game before (and just grinding away, probably in post-game), I use TV's own speaker. Otherwise use Sony PS wireless headset (virtual surround), or plug a good wired earphone into the controller.

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For those who are using earphone/headphone plugged into the PS4 controller, I want to introduce you to a little gadget I bought recently:




It's an adapter that you plug into the controller, then you plug your earphone into the adapter. What it offers is easy volume control (via a dial/wheel that you turn) and mic mute (via a big rectangular button). Yes, you can already do these on the PS4 itself, but you have to hold the PS button, then navigate through the menu to adjust. This adapter just makes them quick and easy (if your earphone/headphone doesn't already have such buttons).

The cons are:
- It's a bit bulky looking, but it doesn't get in the way, you only touch it when pressing the PS button
- The button is not Mute on/off but Mic on/off. So when the button is pushed down (it stays down), it's mic on, mic is not muted.

I got that from Aliexpress at US$2.15, free shipping. You can do a search for "ps4 audio jack headset adapter" (mine is this).

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As a bonus, if you want to use a bluetooth earphone/headphone/speaker, there's this other gadget:



It's a bluetooth transmitter dongle that you plug into the PS4. Then you pair your bluetooth earphone/speaker to it (hold the button on the dongle for like 2s to get into pairing mode). (I do find that after pairing once, often have to do again when want to use again.) Note that depending on your earphone, the volume control on the earphone (if any) may not work.

Also note that this is transmitter only, no receiving function, so your earphone's mic won't work. That's why you see another little thingy that you plug into the PS4 controller's earphone jack. That's basically a little mic (it uses PS4 controller's built-in function to handle your voice input).

You can search Aliexpress for "ps4 bluetooth adapter" (should be around US$8, free shipping).

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So which to use? Really depends on what earphone you want to use. Do note that these are stereo only, no surround sound.
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Old 13-05-2019, 02:14 PM   #3799
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many thanks pierce bro, insightful as always.

just curious, so when the bros here game, you all just use TV output for your sound? or some special headsets you all use?

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Personally i use Razer Thresher 7.1 Wireless which is built for PS4.
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Old 13-05-2019, 03:33 PM   #3800
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Sorry,
1 last questions.

What's are the recommended PS4 VR Games and normal PS4 Games?
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission <- Best PSVR Exclusive
Wipeout Omega Collection
Resident Evil 7
Farpoint
Tetris Effect
Rez Infinite
Until Dawn Rush of Blood
Superhot VR

I'll add more if i can remember.
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Old 13-05-2019, 08:32 PM   #3801
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ACG: a blast to play, there was never a time where I really sat back and said I am not enjoying myself



btw, file size 45.54 GB, day 1 patch 14 GB

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Old 14-05-2019, 04:30 PM   #3802
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Personally i use Razer Thresher 7.1 Wireless which is built for PS4.
many thanks for sharing.

anyway I gave it another try ystd and turns out the issue was with my hdmi cable.

all is good for now!

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Old 14-05-2019, 04:58 PM   #3803
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I use a soundbar. Definitely better than default TV sound.
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Old 14-05-2019, 06:55 PM   #3804
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Using normal pc 2.1 speakers by default. Use hyperx cloud 2 headphones for late night.
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Old 15-05-2019, 11:32 AM   #3805
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playing a plague tale now... didn't know rat can be so... scary..
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Old 15-05-2019, 11:58 AM   #3806
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playing a plague tale now... didn't know rat can be so... scary..
this game got combat as in you can kill/shoot?
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Old 15-05-2019, 12:59 PM   #3807
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playing a plague tale now... didn't know rat can be so... scary..
is it like last of us ?
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Old 15-05-2019, 01:00 PM   #3808
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man of medan is releasing this july.. anyone else getting or is it just me ?

love their until dawn game.
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Old 15-05-2019, 04:06 PM   #3809
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this game got combat as in you can kill/shoot?
is it like last of us ?
Still be early in the game and its a stealth game. meaning you stealth all the way escaping crazy villages or soldiers.

weapon is a slinger to kill but so far mostly stealth mode. then got killer rats swarm at you want to eat you.... need light to chase them away.

no fighting.. get caught = you died. boss fight 1 hit = you died...
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Still be early in the game and its a stealth game. meaning you stealth all the way escaping crazy villages or soldiers.

weapon is a slinger to kill but so far mostly stealth mode. then got killer rats swarm at you want to eat you.... need light to chase them away.

no fighting.. get caught = you died. boss fight 1 hit = you died...

wow this game got replay value huh
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